Festival 250

Posters Pamphlets & Other Paraphernalia

During the Festival

Norwich City Centre

As part of our Festival 250, we’ve been exploring the historic role of print in public discourse in a project called Posters Pamphlets & Other Paraphernalia. Led by two artists, Hester Stefan Chillingworth and Salome Wagaine, we present some of the project’s outputs as part of the Festival 250 programme.

Ad/Dressing the City

Sunday 1 – Tuesday 31 May
City Centre

In the early days of the Festival, city shopkeepers would dress their windows to celebrate the Festival’s return. This year, we revive that tradition! We have commissioned 10 Norfolk artists to create a window display for independent businesses in Norwich for May 2022, celebrating Norwich’s creativity and creating a Festival buzz across the city.



Hester Stefan Chillingworth

This is The Sign You Have Been Waiting For

Saturday 14 – Sunday 29 May
City Centre

Creating a collection of playful new signs for Norwich which suggest alternative interpretations of traditional signage, Hester’s work elevates the everyday with its playful and interventionist nature.



Salome Wagaine


Friday 13 – Sunday 29 May
Collect a copy from the Festival Box Office

Explore the past and present of Norwich’s casual dining scene, as writer Salome creates a series of
menus on the city’s cultural history, presented as the takeaways to whom they are paying homage.

Important information

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

Image Credit: Visit Norwich

Festival Futures – Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May festival and our arts education work, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk.

This year we launch a giving campaign, Festival Futures, to help ensure we continue this work for future generations.

2022’s campaign focuses on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ – the participants, audiences and artists of the future. We aim to raise £20,000 towards our Take Part: Schools programme and towards a range of programming at 2022’s Festival that provides participation and showcase opportunities for young people and early-career artists.  We believe that participation in the arts can increase confidence, creativity and academic results and that by creating performance and commissioning opportunities for the next generation of artists, we are ensuring the future of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. We need your support.

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